Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Thought not a public advocate for LGBTQ rights, but his many gay-themed roles portraying of us indeed helped our cause.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
White Women Slavery — I find the American rush to forget, to distance ourselves from the legacy of slavery strikes me as peculiar.
Scot Nakagawa: The controversy generated by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s new book The Triple Package is one of the more annoying non-news events of the year.
NFL Cheerleaders — Astonishingly, these glamorous, athletic, and very-hard-working ladies are paid less than the beer hawkers on game day
ENDA in 2014 — Even in 2014 ENDA has absolutely no change of passing in an unabashedly anti-Obama GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
Transracial Adoption — Colorism in the adoption process deserves a critical eye to ensure the well being of children hoping to have a home.
Asian American LGBT Community — I’m unconvinced that assimilation for the whole LGBT community is inevitable or even possible.
Asian American Privilege — The explosion of online race talk about Asian Americans lately is enough to make your head spin.
California Seniors and Disabled — It wasn’t totally unexpected that the governor’s budget proposal contains the prohibition on overtime.
MLK Day and Asian Americans — Most people don’t realize that the United States dropped 600,000 tons of napalm on Korea.
Charles D. Hayes: I grew up with a sheltered worldview much in agreement with the same politics and prejudices of my community. It was a world of black-and-white notions of morality, and it was a literal interpretation of racial superiority that white was right. But reading Martin Luther King’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail changed my reality.
Inman Moore: I grew up in the briar patches and cotton fields of Mississippi. I can tell you there was tremendous mistreatment.
Raise LA — Durveys that demonstrate the benefits of raising the minimum wage have as much chance as climate change papers.